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We are Michael and Kim LaRoche…

…and we own and operate Pampered Puppies in Wellesley, MA. We believe all dogs are puppies at heart, and that’s why we affectionately refer to dogs of all ages as ‘puppies’. We have built our business with this in mind, and believe all puppies benefit from pampering and a little time away from home.

We have been asked why? Besides our obvious love for dogs, we couldn’t locally find the quality products and services we wanted for our Portuguese Water Dogs (Pilot & Gypsy). So, we thought… let’s get out of the corporate world, do something together and close to home, and build a puppy business! Now more than 3 years into this venture, we’d like to send out a special thank-you to all our clients for your ongoing support. Many of you have been with us from the beginning and have made Pampered Puppies what it is today.

Michael developed his love for dogs while volunteering for the chapter of the Humane Society in North Carolina that his mother founded, while Kim developed her love for dogs working with the many animals on her family’s farm. We met each other at NC State University, and have travelled the world together for the last 35 years. We moved to Wellesley in 2004 after living in Sydney, Australia for nearly 10 years. We have two wonderful kids who grew up in Wellesley. Alexis has graduated from UNH and has worked with us at Pampered Puppies from the beginning. Christopher has graduated from BU and now works at Moderna manufacturing live saving vaccines. We’re very proud of both of them!

Whether you have questions about training, socializing or grooming your puppy, stop by and pay us a visit; we’re happy to help. We have a very experienced team of 12 fellow dog lovers who are happy to answer your questions regarding dog behavior, food, treats or health supplements, or even the best gear.

Our 4000 sqft space is located in the historic building of the Linden Square Shopping District in Wellesley across the street from everyone’s favorite place to get a sandwich: The Linden Store. The building is 100+ years old and once assembled/sold Model Ts on one side and sold stable supplies on the other. Our space includes a large grooming salon with 4 full-time groomers, two indoor dog “parks”, a dedicated training studio and of course a store where we sell what we think are only the best supplies.

Please take a look around our website. We’ve tried to keep it simple and informative. After you review the supplies and services offered, please feel free to give us a call directly or book/buy online.

We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee; if you or your puppy are not happy for any reason, we will fix it! We hope to meet you soon!

All the best,

Michael & Kim